Gain independence

The EM-12 is a combination of durable case and communication software that transforms a Microsoft Surface Pro into a speech generating device. It empowers those with communication and/or mobility challenges to access their tablet on the go.

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Tablet solution

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Speech output

Touch access

Assistive communication

The EM-12 is custom-built for augmentative communication on the go.

Child using Tobii Dynavox EM-12 with TD Snap together with her mom


The EM-12 is a durable case that snaps onto a Microsoft Surface Pro, transforming it into a touch screen speech generating device. Purpose-built for augmentative and alternative communication, the rugged case has a screen protector for added security. It comes with our symbol-based TD Snap app and text-based Communicator 5 software depending on your needs, or to enable progression from symbols to text as literacy skills evolve.

What’s in the box?

  • Microsoft Surface Pro
  • Durable Case
  • Screen Protector
  • Travel Bag
  • User Manual
  • Surface Pro Power Cable
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Apps & Software

TD Snap

A flexible AAC software offering a choice of solutions to meet different needs, complete with tools and resources.

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Communicator 5

An AAC solution designed to help literate individuals with language disabilities communicate more efficiently.

Communicate your way

Whether you’re an emerging, symbol-based or literate communicator, our pre-installed software lets you start at any point on your journey then adjust to your changing needs.

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TD Snap

Offers caregivers and professionals a choice of AAC solutions to meet the needs of people with a wide range of speech and language disabilities. All page sets come with powerful tools and resources to help simplify and enrich communication.

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Communicator 5

Helps literate individuals with language disabilities communicate more efficiently by converting text and images into speech and offering e-mail, SMS, telephone, and control of the home environment.

Young woman using Tobii Dynavox EM-12 with EyeMobile Plus bracket and Communicator 5 in class

Additional apps & resources

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Pathways for Core First

A free companion app for TD Snap, packed with clear, simple advice to help you succeed with AAC.

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Accessible Literacy Learning (ALL)

An evidence-based reading program for nonverbal students accessible via touch, eye gaze and scanning.

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Boardmaker Student Center

An educational app where students of all abilities can access class material assigned to them.

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A free, cloud-based resource for backing up customized Tobii Dynavox apps and sharing among your communication team.

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